• Community

    Where Do Our Tax Dollars Go?

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    April 15th… that dreaded date is rapidly approaching. As we scramble to pay “our fair share,” one question seems to get lost in the shuffle: What did I just pay for? Well, a lot of things. Some of which are going to surprise you. Perhaps you thought you were paying thousands for assistance to countries…

  • Health & Wellness

    Flu Season Means Flu Vaccines

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    Flu season is here and health professionals recommend that you get a flu vaccine. The flu shot can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention refers to a study published in 2016 that showed that people 50 years and older who got a flu vaccine reduced their risk of…

  • Community, Education

    Schools Excel in Cross-Country Sport

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    Cross Country is a popular sport in Parkland and Coral Springs. High school teams are performing well in local and regional competitions. The coaches and student-athletes agree that dedication, discipline, and the right attitude is what propels these teams to winning meets. The Stoneman Douglas Cross Country program has been very successful over the years….

  • Community

    Amphitheater Named for Michael Udine

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    The Amphitheater at Pine Trails Park was renamed the Michael Udine Amphitheater at Pine Trails Park in Parkland. Udine was elected the 11th mayor of Parkland in 2006 and his last day of mayor was November 2. The announcement to rename the amphitheater was made at that meeting. Udine was elected to the District Three…

  • Community, Lifestyle, Travel

    Reaching for the Sky

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    As a young girl, Rachel Martinez considered different career options. She thought about being a doctor or an architect. Then she had the opportunity to take an airplane ride with a program known as Young Eagles through the Experimental Aircraft Association in Homestead. “I went up in a Cessna. It was my first flight, and…

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    Amphitheater named for Michael Udine

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    The Amphitheater at Pine Trails Park was renamed the Michael Udine Amphitheater at Pine Trails Park in Parkland. Udine was elected the 11th mayor of Parkland in 2006 and his last day of mayor was November 2. The announcement to rename the amphitheater was made at that meeting. Udine was elected to the District Three…

  • Community, Health & Wellness

    November is Curing Stomach Cancer Month

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      In April 2008, Debbie Zelman was enjoying a successful life. At age 40, she was an attorney with a law firm, married to a physician, and had three children. Then she was hit with calamity. Zelman found out she had Stage IV stomach cancer. This cancer was considered incurable, and Zelman was told she…

  • Community

    A Perfect Game

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    by David Volz Crystal Singh is the first Broward County high school bowler to bowl a perfect game. She recently bowled a 300, or perfect game, and then followed this performance with a 237 score. Her bowling average is 232. Cyrstal is junior at Coral Springs Charter School, and hopes to earn a college scholarship…

  • Community

    A haunting We Will Go

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      A haunting we will go by David Volz Halloween is a popular fall holiday, one that many people look forward to. Children often dress up as ghosts, and go trick or treating. The City of Coral Springs will host a Halloween Party at the Coral Springs Gymnasium on Friday, October 28 from 5 to…

  • Community

    Fourth of July Fun

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    Fourth of July fun By David Volz The Fourth of July is a time when people get together to honor the nation, spend time with family and friends and to watch fireworks. Parkland Mayor Michael Udine said he enjoys the Fourth of July. “It is a great celebration of American Independence and a nice holiday.”…

  • Community, Politics

    Black History Month – African-Americans Reflect on their Contributions

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    February is Black History Month, a time to reflect on the accomplishments of the African-American community. Many African-Americans have made substantial contributions to the local community. Tameka King earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership and is an assistant principal at Coral Springs High School. She believes it is important to celebrate the many cultures that…

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